The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1920. The mission of the Board is to protect and promote the health of Mississippi citizens by regulating and controlling the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of prescription drugs and devices.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is comprised of seven pharmacist members, all appointed by the Governor. They are assisted by an administrative staff headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Board.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has moved to expanded facilities located at 6360 I 55 North, Suite 400, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.Telephone numbers for the new location are 601-899-8880 for the main office and fax at 601-899-8851. The Prescription Monitoring Program may be reached at 601-899-0138 and fax at 601-899-8904.
NEWS AND EVENTS
MBP Regulation Updates | 2/15/2019The following regulations have been amended and became effective February 15, 2019:
ARTICLE VII RESPONSIBILITY OF PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE (PIC)
ARTICLE XII PRESCRIPTION/ORDER REQUIRED AND REFILL AUTHORIZATION/RECORDKEEPING
- The amendment allows a pharmacist to serve as pharmacist-in-charge for both a community and institutional pharmacy simultaneously upon Board approval.
ARTICLE XL PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
- The amendment clarifies that a pharmacist may use professional judgment to dispense additional dosage units authorized by an original prescription for non-controlled maintenance medication to include refills.
ARTICLE XV ISSUANCE AND RECEIPT OF PRESCRIPTION COPIES
- The amendment allows pharmacy technicians to conduct medication histories in an institutional setting.
- The amendment clarifies that prescription copies may be transferred via facsimile.
New Research Suggests Opioid Deaths Will Rise Until 2020 | 2/15/2019A new projection of opioid overdose deaths rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotic abuse across the country, the number of fatal overdoses -- which reached 47,600 in 2017 -- will rise sharply in the coming years. To read the full Los Angeles Times article, click here.
Board Member Larry Calvert requested this information be passed along to you as the fight against opioid abuse continues.
Mississippi Partners with DHA in Opioid Battle | 2/8/2019
The Mississippi Prescription Monitoring Program has recently partnered with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in the battle against opioid abuse and addiction. DHA has launched the Military Health System Prescription Monitoring Program (MHSPDMP) giving Mississippi access to controlled substances dispensed at a military facility. Mississippi is one of the nine states currently sharing data with the military’s drug monitoring program.
Stephanie Mueller, the Director of the MSPMP, shares how this partnership will support our efforts to protect the citizens of Mississippi by enhancing data captured for the protection of opioid use disorder or overdose from prescription overlapping. “With this addition of data sharing, providers will have a broader view of their patient’s care. This is crucial to the state of Mississippi as we continue to fight the opioid crisis in our state and nationally.”
To read the full article, click here.
MBP Supports National Wear Red Day! | 2/1/2019Today we wear RED and stand together with Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart disease and women's heart health! Are you participating in National Wear Red Day? Who are you wearing RED for?
2019 Pharmacy Technician Renewal | 1/24/2019Online Renewals are now available for Pharmacy Technicians. The April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020 Pharmacy Technician Renewal is now available for online renewal through our eLicense Portal. Click Here for additional information regarding your renewal and to access the eLicense Portal. If you have not used the online portal before, you will need to register as a new user.
If you were arrested between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, you will need to contact the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy for instruction on submitting a paper renewal application. You will not be able to renew online.
If you have questions or need username/password assistance for the portal, please email: Licensing@mbp.ms.gov
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